29 June
04 July, 2021

Media

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

All media representatives, local and international, wishing to attend the event can apply through the FIBA Media Portal. No other form of application will be accepted.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday June 4.


COVID-19 MEASURES

Please, note that all accredited media are expected to fully respect and comply with COVID-19 related guidelines which, among others, may restrict access to certain areas inside the venue. In some cases, if required by local authorities, the number of media accredited may have to be reduced even after approval, at the discretion of the host.

More detailed guidelines will be forwarded to accredited media following their accreditation approval.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • Successful applicants will be notified by FIBA; completing the application form does not automatically guarantee accreditation.
  • A proper and valid, electronic version of a portrait photo (headshot) of the applicant must be uploaded during the procedure. Applications that do not include a proper and valid photo may not be considered.
  • In order to be considered for media credentials, an applicant must represent a bona fide media organization that produces and publishes original content.
  • Applications for media credentials by club representatives, agents, educational booklet authors, fan bloggers, or media that do not produce original content based on generally accepted news gathering criteria will not be considered.
  • Freelancers (writers, photographers and videographers) may be asked to prove that they are on assignment with a media outlet in order to be considered for credentials.
  • Credentials will be awarded on the basis of the professional history of the applying media, relevance to the event and basketball in general, as well as space availability in the different venues.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION

  1. Log-in to the FIBA Media Portal or, if you are a new user, create a new profile;
  2. Select the Qualifying Tournament you wish to attend under the "My Events" section (to be found at the top of profile page);
  3. Complete all registration fields as necessary;
  4. IMPORTANT : you will be able to request a “remote coverage accreditation”. This accreditation type will allow you to follow the event remotely and have the opportunity to ask questions to players and coaches virtually during media availability (after the game and during post-game press conferences on Zoom). You will also receive additional content to support your coverage of the event from afar.
  5. Make sure that all tabs are filled out correctly and the information is saved. Following registration, you should receive an accreditation submission confirmation email

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

FIBA and the Local Organizing Committee will make every effort to welcome all successfully accredited media at the event and do their best to guarantee them a good level of access and coverage.

However, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the situation worldwide, limiting activities in indoor venues, FIBA reserves the right to recall accreditation approvals at any time and/or limit the number of media that will be allowed to attend the event, if such advice is given by its Medical Commission and based on the epidemiological situation in the host countries.

For any questions, please always contact accreditation@fiba.basketball.

MEDIA HOTELS

During the accreditation application media representatives will be able to view the recommended media hotels for the event and get information on the booking procedure. These hotels have been secured by the Local Organizing Committees and offer preferential rates.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR ENTERING SERBIA
  • As of December 20, 2020, foreign citizens need a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours to enter Serbia. This measure is in effect until the COVID-19 Crisis Response Team changes the requirements.

    Most probably it will still be in effect for the beginning of the tournament.

    More government information can be found HERE.

  • Dominican Republic

    Citizens of Dominican Republic need a visa to enter Republic of Serbia. Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Havana (Republic of Cuba) covers the affairs for the citizens of Dominican Republic.

    Contacts can be found on this link: http://havana.mfa.gov.rs/index.php

    There is however an Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Serbia in Santo Domingo, that can help with the possible questions regarding the procedure of contacting the Embassy in Havana. Honorary Consulate does not issue visas.

    Contacts with the Honorary Consul:

    Ivana Gavrilović, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia

    Avenida Winston Churchill, esquina Gustavo Mejía Ricart, Nro. 95

    Torre Blue Mall, Piso 23, Oficina Nro. P16-02

    SANTO DOMINGO, DISTRITO NACIONAL

    Phone: +18097699937

    e-mail: ivana.gavrilovic.v@gmail.com

    Philippines

    Citizens of Philippines need a visa to enter Republic of Serbia. Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta (Republic of Indonesia) covers the affairs for the citizens of Philippines.

    Contacts can be found on this link: http://www.jakarta.mfa.gov.rs/

    There is however an Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Serbia in Makati City, that can help with the possible questions regarding the procedure of contacting the Embassy in Jakarta. Honorary consulate does not issue visas.

    Contacts with the Honorary Consul:

    Mr. Joaquin Rodriguez, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia

    Suite 3002, 30th Floor, Infinity Tower Suites

    106 H.V. Della Costa cor. Leviste St. Salcedo Village

    MAKATI CITY

    Phone: (+632) 8886677 ext. 3002

    Mobile: (+632) 9188885225

    e-mail: jcrodriguez.sr@gmail.com

    Senegal

    Citizens of Senegal need a visa to enter Republic of Serbia. Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Rabat (Kingdom of Morocco) covers the affairs for the citizens of Senegal.

    Contacts can be found on this link: http://rabat.mfa.gov.rs/index.php

    Puerto Rico

    Citizens of Puerto Rico do not need a visa to enter Republic of Serbia for visits of up to 90 days in a 6 months’ period starting from the date of the first entry. Passport must be valid at least 90 days from the date of entry!

    For further information, please contact the Serbian Embassy in Washington, D.C.: http://www.washington.mfa.gov.rs/

    Italy

    Citizens of Italy do not need a visa to enter Republic of Serbia for visits of up to 90 days in a 6 months’ period starting from the date of the first entry. Passport must be valid at least 90 days from the date of entry! ID card can also be used to travel to Serbia. Validity of ID card must also be at least 90 days from the date of entry!

    For further information, please contact the Serbian Embassy in Rome: http://roma.mfa.gov.rs/index.php

    Visa Type C (Short stay in Serbia up to 90 days):

    Short-stay visas are mainly issued for tourism, business as well as other travelling needs including a single, double or multiple entries into the Republic of Serbia.

    The duration of an uninterrupted stay, and/or the total duration of successive visits of an alien with a short-stay visa shall not exceed 90 days within a period of six months which began on the day of the first entry.

    Visa C Requirements:

    - Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)

    - Photo (Size 3,5 x 4,5 cm)

    - Completed visa application form

    (the form can be accessed via this link https://www.mfa.gov.rs/sites/default/files/inline-files/visaform_lat3.pdf )

    - Letter from the media outlet stating that the applicant will be travelling to Serbia on official business

    - Certificate of approved accreditation for the OQT 2021 from FIBA

    - Invitational letter (this document will be provided by the LOC upon the approval of the media accreditation)

    - Return ticket or Itinerary

    - Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia

    - Traveler’s health insurance

    - Visa fee (For information about Consular Fees please contact Consular Section of the Embassy - see contacts above)